Art of Hosting

and Harvesting Conversations That Matter

Appreciative Inquiry, by David Cooperrider and Diana Whitney
Written by the founders of AI, this short, practical guide offers an approach to organizational change based on the possibility of a more positive future.

Calling the Circle, by Christina Baldwin
Christina Baldwin offers this powerful new tool to everyone who longs for a community based on honesty, equality, and spiritual integrity.

The Change Handbook, Eds. Peggy Holman, Steven Cady, and Tom Devane
This definitive resource invites people and systems to gather around issues that they care about, unleashing the energy and wisdom to move their dreams into action.

Community: The Structure of Belonging, by Peter Block
Offers a way of thinking about our places that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen.

Engaging Emergence, by Peggy Holman
Shows how to spot the emergence of a new level of order from the seemingly chaotic change and offers practices and principles that will help you align yourself and your organization with the new order.

The Fifth Discipline, by Peter Senge
Senge explains why the “learning organization” matters, provides an unvarnished summary of his management principles and offers some basic tools for practicing it.

Finding Our Way, Margaret Wheatley
A comprehensive summing up of the thought of one of the most original and creative organizational thinkers of our time.

Open Space Technology, by Harrison Owen

Presence, by Betty Sue Flowers, Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Peter Senge
This year long series of conversations reveals the human capacity to “presence”—to pre-sense, to become present to an emerging future .

Theory U, by Otto Scharmer
By moving through the “U” process we learn to connect to our essential Self in the realm of “presencing”.

Walk Out Walk On, by Margaret Wheatley and Debbie Frieze
Provides an intimate experience of how seven healthy and resilient communities took on intractable problems by working together in new and different ways.

The World Cafe, Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter,  by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs